June 23, 2016

Day Three Hundred Sixty-Six

Last night, as I cowered in terror from the latest round of tornado warnings, it struck me... I've been employed for a year.  In what I can only assume is coincidence, there were tornadoes in the area on Day One, too.

I'd love to say that there were celebrations and noisemakers and huge margaritas for the three of us still left from our hiring group, but there weren't.  In fact, we ran out of claims to process after about five hours.  So, after a quick run to the pharmacy to pick up my prescription of "Keep Wonderduck Alive" pills, and a stop at a local gas station to take advantage of their cheap prices on 2L bottles of soda, I came home to Pond Central.

And nearly died carrying 16 liters of soda up a flight of stairs.  See, what I neglected to mention is that the weather is conspiring against all living creatures here in Duckford at the moment.  It is 1) very warm; 2) stupidly humid; and 3) deathly still, with not a hint of breeze in the air.  Halfway up the stairs, 32 pounds of liquid weighing me down, I was sounding like an old steam loco in serious need of a long stay in the shops.  Still, I managed to drag myself into Pond Central's nuclear powered air-conditioning, and that combined with putting down the soda freshened me right up.

But I seem to wandered astray of my point, as I am oft wont to do.  OW sunuvabeetchmartinhowthehell...?

Sorry, had to take a short break to slap a bandaid on the top of my pinkie, where I somehow managed to demeat myself a small amount.  And dump a hipflask worth of Bactine into the hole while I was at it, just to be sure.

Anyway, like I was trying to say before I somehow managed to take a divot out of a digit, I've now been reemployed for a year.  Who knew that'd happen, huh?  Or that I'd be one of the three left out of thirteen?  Plenty of times, I sure wasn't sure, that's for sure.  But I did.  Happytimes.

Point?  No, no point here, you kidding?  What are you talking about, a point?

Update: shortly after I posted this, I discovered that the Steam Summer Sale began today.  Fallout 4 at 50% off?  WWE 2K16 at 75% off?  Yes please and thank you very much!

Posted by: Wonderduck at 05:22 PM | Comments (5) | Add Comment
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1 Congratulations!  Time to load up Priscilla: Queen of the Desert and watch the "I Will Survive" number.

Posted by: Ben at June 23, 2016 07:05 PM (p0TaU)

2 Hooray for work anniversaries! I "celebrate" ten years in my current gig, a week and a half from now. Hooboy.

Posted by: GreyDuck at June 24, 2016 07:50 AM (rKFiU)

3 Sorry about disappearing out of that last battle. My computer suffered a complete existential crisis and froze up but good.

Posted by: Will at June 24, 2016 10:24 PM (D6ny+)

4 No worries, Will!  It was a victory, and you didn't "disappear" until the match was over, near as I could tell.

Posted by: Wonderduck at June 25, 2016 01:14 AM (Hdexn)

5 WoWS is remarkably tolerant of problems. I had a BSOD JUST as a match started, managed to reboot, restart the game, and immediately attach to the round I was playing as if I'd merely been AFK.

Posted by: Mauser at June 25, 2016 04:45 PM (5Ktpu)

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